St. Stephen Parish October 26, 2014 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Stephen Parish
October 26, 2014
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
When the Pharisees heard that
Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,
and one of them, a scholar of
the law tested him by asking,
"Teacher, which commandment
in the law is the greatest?"
He said to him, "You shall love
the Lord, your God, with all your
heart, with all your soul, and
with all your mind. This is the
greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You
shall love your neighbor as
yourself. The whole law and the
prophets depend on these two
commandments."
Matthew 22:34 - 10
Our Mission Statement
We are a Catholic Community that is called by God to follow Jesus Christ. We believe that we are called
to worship God together, to lead God's people along the path of hope laid down by Jesus, to share his message through preaching, through the education and formation of our people, young and old, and through caring service and sensitive outreach to those in need
Rev. Paul F. Warren - Pastor
Weekday Mass: 8:00 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. or by appt.
Vigil Mass: (Saturday) 4:30 p.m. | Sunday Mass: 8:00, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. & 6:45 p.m.
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Our Liturgical Week
Monday, Oct. 27
8:00 a.m. Fr. Strange:†Marygrace Dunn
Tuesday, Oct. 28
8:00 a.m. Fr. Warren:†Andres B. Caunan
Wednesday Oct. 29
8:00 a.m. Fr. Warren:†Beatriz Caunan-Bingil
Thursday, Oct. 30
8:00 a.m. Fr.:†Gregory O’Keefe
Friday, Oct. 31
8:00 a.m. Fr.:†Lois Gardner
Saturday, Nov. 1
8:00 a.m. Fr. Strange:†Fr. Eric Freed
3:30 p.m. Fr. :Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. Fr. :Langan & Busby Families Sp. Int.
Sunday, Nov. 2
8:00 a.m. Fr. :†Policarpo Hizon
9:30 a.m. Fr. :†Rogelio Sy & Modesta Pe
11:30 a.m. Fr. :†DeMartini & Welsh Families
6:45 p.m. Fr. :†Raymond Espil
Bold Indicates Mass Intentions
Thirtieth Sunday in
Ordinary Time October 26, 2014
“You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart, with all your
soul, and with all your mind.”
— Matthew 22:37
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — You shall not oppress an alien, for
you yourselves were once aliens in Egypt (Exodus
22:20-26).
Psalm — I love you, Lord, my strength (Psalm 18).
Second Reading — You became imitators of the
Lord, so that you became a model for all believers
(1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10).
Gospel — You shall love the Lord, your God, with
all your heart, and you shall love your neighbor as
yourself (Matthew 22:34-40).
Second Collection
Next Weekend
A second collection will be taken at all masses November 1 & 2 for
St. Stephen Buildings Maintenance & Repair
FAMILY
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so
goes the whole world in which we live.
— John Paul II
St Stephen Events Calendar
Monday
School Book Fair/Library
12:00 p.m. 50+ Club/Hall
3:30 p.m. Faith Formation/Parish Office
Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
School Book Fair/Library
Bible Study/Marian Room
Wednesday School Book Fair/Library
11:30 a.m. School Lunch/Hall
Thursday
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
School Book Fair/Library
Youth Group/Parish Office
RCIA/Parish Office
Friday
8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Sunday
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
School Book Fair/ Library
Halloween/School Yard
GA Meeting/Parish Office & EC
Youth Group/Gym
Adult Volleyball/Gym
(contact our office for more information)
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time;
Priesthood Sunday;
National World Youth Day (U.S.)
Tuesday: Ss. Simon and Jude
Friday:
Halloween
Saturday: All Saints;
First Saturday
Second Collection
Thanks to your generosity last weekend we were
able to contribute $1,726 to the World Mission
Fund. We are most grateful for your continued generosity.
Please pray for the sick and
homebound of our community
and for all those written in our
book of the sick. May they know the healing touch
of Jesus.
Larry Barbiere, Karen Bruneman, Eden Finn,
Paz Diaz Dierks, Carol Dominguez, Al Gragnani,
Helen Hart, Emma Hock, Honora Lowe,
Albert Chris Magie, Maria Matthews,
Nancy McGarvey, Dorothy Medlin,
Juan Pablo Grover-Paez,
and Patricia Sullivan.
Dear Parishioners of St. Stephen;
Did you miss the Oktoberfest? You missed a good time. My most sincere thanks to
so many who made our Oktoberfest a wonderful success. Co-chairs, Helga and
Giovanna, deserve our full congratulations and thanks for a job well done. Not
many in the parish have the commitment and care to pull off such a huge endeavor.
The food, the entertainment, the company: perfection! Many others helped and
their names will be forthcoming. They deserve our thanks. I particularly thank all
the “behind-the-scenes” folks who worked tirelessly to provide a splendid evening.
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By now you have probably heard of the just-concluded Church meeting held at the
Vatican. Several bishops and lay folk met in an “extraordinary” Synod to prepare for the more
“ordinary” Synod on Family Life to be held next year. The press has been fascinated because it appeared that our Holy Father was opening the door to a more pastoral approach to those who feel excluded from communion because of a second marriage, or those living together without benefit of
marriage, or to those gay and lesbian Catholics traditionally feeling unwelcomed. He insisted all
synod participants speak freely and honestly without fear of criticism. While the meetings covered a
broader range of subjects and concerns, it was these “hot button” issues that captured the media’s
imagination.
The final document (approved by a majority of 158 of the 174 voting members) was a 62-paragraph
document which will simply lay the working foundation for the major Synod next year. Each Conference of Bishops will debate and discuss this document during this coming year as preparation for the
Synod.
At the conclusion of this preliminary “extraordinary” Synod, the Pope gave a ten-minute address
which received a five-minute standing ovation from the floor. In this address he identified the extreme dangers of both the right and the left and appealed for trust in the Holy Spirit who guides our
unity:
Many commentators, or people who talk, have imagined that they see a disputatious Church where
one part is against the other, doubting even the Holy Spirit, the true promoter and guarantor of the
unity and harmony of the church--the Holy Spirit who throughout history has always guided the bargue, through her Ministers, even when the sea was rough, and choppy, and the ministers unfaithful
and sinful.
Next week I’ll tell you more about what the Pope said to warn those on both sides of the debate. We
continue our prayer for the Spirit’s guidance of our church leadership.
Wishing you and your family God’s continued blessings, I am sincerely yours in Christ,
your pastor
Father Paul F. Warren
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Fr. Len Update
Fr. Len continues to recuperate in the ICU section of the hospital. His surgery was successful but the
nurses are keeping a close eye on him. Of course, he is keeping a close eye on them as well! My
visit on Monday witnessed him telling jokes to the nurses. That’s a sign he is improving day by day. I
told him we will continue to pray for him.
Kindergarten Applications
ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL is accepting applications for next Augusts' Kindergarten
class. Please call the school office @ 664-8331,
if you are interested in obtaining an application. Children must be five years old by September 1, 2015 and be currently enrolled in a five
day Pre-K or Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten screenings will be held on Saturday, January
10, 2015.
St. Stephen School, mindful of its mission to be
witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs
and activities generally accorded to or made
available to students at this school. St. Stephen
School does not unlawfully discriminate on the
basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic
origin, age, sex or disability in administration of
educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other
school-administered programs.
On Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th we will be hosting our Kindergarten
Tours. If you would like to sign-up for one of
the Kindergarten Tours from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15
a.m., please contact Mrs. O’Callaghan in the
50+Club
Travel to Cache Creek
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cost $25.00 (get back - $10.00)
Check-in 8:30 a.m., Bus leaves 9:00 a.m.
Welcome to the Saint Stephen School
Class of 1974 who are celebrating
their 40th Reunion with us this
Weekend! Go Cougars!
SATURDAY
DECEMBER 6
St. Stephen Women's
Guild presents
"Cabaret" a fun night
of dinner, dancing and
auction at Olympic
Club Lakeside. Tickets are $135. Attend,
sponsor or donate. For
further information
visit
www.cougarcabaret.com,
email [email protected]
or call Mary Kerford (415) 624-6180.
Box Tops
Please support St. Stephen School by clipping and
collecting Box Tops from items in your pantry! Box
Tops are located on hundreds of products, everything from Yoplait yogurt to Cheerios, and even
Green Giant vegetables. For a complete list of products that have a Box Top, go to
www.boxtops4education.com.
Box Tops can be turned into the school office,
dropped in the parish center mailbox to the school
and Shawna Stecher's attention, or handed directly to
Shawna Stecher at the 9:30 mass. Questions?
St. Stephen Altar Servers
Our special “thanks” to our student Altar Servers who faithfully continue to volunteer their time
and talent to our parish. Our Altar Servers for October 13 thru 19 were:
— Weekday Masses —
Jordan Pashby, Erica Robinson, Paul O’Driscoll, Aaron Chen, Gianluca Billante, Sam Corvi,
Collin Ritchie, Isabella Ritchie, Miguel Guzman, Olivia Lamb and Darragh Keane.
— Weekend Masses —
Frankie Ryan, Collin Ritchie, Isabella Ritchie, Mia Furnanz, Molly Cahalane, Grace Scheg, Erin Scheg,
Stephen Wong, Antonio Maffei, Chris Oropeza, Emily Schmitt and Liam Casserly.
Thank You!
All Saints Day Mass
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery invites you to
All Saints Day Mass at Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel in Colma, Saturday November
1st at 11am. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
will be the main celebrant; St. Brigid School
Honor Choir will provide the music. Please
join us for refreshments and fellowship following the Mass.
2 Weeks to Signup for Retrouvaille
Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with
each other? Do you argue... or have you just stopped
talking to each other? Does talking about it only
make it worse? This program has helped tens of
thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty
at all levels including disillusionment and deep misery.
For confidential information about or to register for
the November program beginning with a weekend on
Nov 7-9, call 415-893-1005 or email:
[email protected] or visit the web site at
www.HelpOur Marriage.com.
ATTENTION: LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Our Parish Ministry Schedulers are getting
ready to prepare the schedule for the
months of January through March.
If you know of certain times and dates that you do
not want to be scheduled during those months, please
contact your Mass scheduler and let them know.
THE DEADLINE FOR THESE
REQUESTS IS NOVEMBER 12th.
Any questions, please contact Janelle O’Malley at
the Parish Office, or at [email protected]
THE MINISTRY OF USHERS
The usher is a person chosen to reflect the warmth
and welcome of Christ himself. The usher's role is to
offer a friendly, welcoming presence to those coming to worship; to provide leadership during emergencies; and to perform such tasks as taking up the
collection, inviting people to present the gifts, assisting parishioners during Communion, disseminating
the church bulletin and participating in cleaning the
church after completion of the Mass.
We need reliable, conscientious, energetic, caring,
and dedicated people (women, men, families) to become ushers. Anyone who is a "people person" may
be an usher. If you would like to become an usher,
please contact Janelle O’Malley at the parish office
or at [email protected] - or talk with one of our
ushers after Mass!
Catholic Charities
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have an artistic flair for face painting? Can
you lead a group of children in a rousing game? Do
you have a knack for making crafts? Do you love
Halloween parties and volunteering with children,
seniors, or those in need? If the answer to any of
these is yes (or even maybe) then please join Catholic Charities by volunteering with us this season.
We have many volunteer opportunities available
ranging from Halloween parties to purchasing supplies for our programs to our upcoming event, Hope
Uncorked. For more information about these and
many of our other opportunities please check out
our websiteat www.community.cccyo.org/document
HOSPITALITY MINISTERS
for our 9:30 a.m. Mass
Today - Faith Formation
Sunday, Nov. 2 - Faith Formation
Sunday, Nov. 9 - Connie D’Aura
Remember to vote
Yes on Proposition 47
On behalf of all 12 California dioceses, the California Catholic Conference of Bishops today announced
their endorsement of “The California Safe Neighborhoods Act,” which will appear as Proposition 47 on
the November General Election Ballot. The statement represents the unanimous endorsement of the
state’s Catholic bishops and will be distributed to 10
million Catholics throughout California.
Father Warren received the following letter;
Archbishop Cordileone invites you to join
him at the 11th annual Walk for Life
We would like to share with you an invitation
from Archbishop Cordileone to join him, and his
brother bishops, in attending the Walk for Life West
Coast on January 24, 2015. There will be a Mass at
9:30 AM at San Francisco’s Cathedral of Saint Mary
of the Assumption prior to the Walk for Life. His
Excellency’s letter of invitation to join him can be
found here.
We gratefully join the Archbishop in inviting you
and your parish to join us at the Walk for Life West
Coast, where tens of thousands of Catholics and
non-Catholics alike share the gospel of life which is
the gospel of Christ. This year will mark the 11th
annual Walk for Life West Coast.
For the first time Walk for Life is sponsoring a
"Design-a-Shirt" contest for youth in two age groups
- high school and college. Each group will have a 1st
prize winner of $500, a 2nd prize winner of $350
and a third prize winner of $150. We encourage all
youth of the archdiocese (and beyond) to participate
in this exciting contest.
We ask that you do what you can in helping to promote the Walk and the contest among your parish
and surrounding community. As we get closer to
January 24th, we will be sending out packets with
flyers and suggested bulletin announcements. If
there is any way we can help make your participation at the Walk for Life
easier, please let us know. We are happy to help any
way we can. To learn more, visit our website. To
speak with us, please email or telephone (415) 6581793.
Walk for Life West Coast
P.O. Box 225044
San Francisco, CA 94122
The Month of November:
We Remember Those
Who Have Gone
Before Us
November is traditionally the
month when Catholics remember those who have died.
We invite you to bring photos of your deceased
loved ones to church. These photos will be arranged around the Paschal Candle and Baptismal
Font during the month of November.
During the remaining days of October, you may
begin to bring your photos and place them on
the tables in the vestibule. These will be arranged near the font by the Feasts of Saints. After November 1st, you may add photographs to
the arrangement around the font.
The photographs may be framed, or unframed.
Please place your name and phone number on
the back of each photo.
You are also invited to write the names of your
loved ones in the Book of Remembrance. During the month of November, it will be located
near the font.
At the 9:30 Mass on November 2nd, we will remember those who have died and/or who have
been buried from St. Stephen’s during the past
year. The names of these deceased will be
placed on banners throughout the church during
the month of November.
Catholic Charities Community Health Fair
Saturday, Nov 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Participate, Volunteer, Have Fun!
Please join Catholic Charities at our upcoming OMI
Community Fair on Saturday, November 8 from
10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 50 Broad Street, San Francisco! Hosted by Catholic Charities Aging Support
Services in collaboration with the OMI Community,
this event is open to people of all ages. For more information about attending the event please reach out
to Patty Clement-Cihak by phone at 415.452.3504 or
[email protected] If interested in
volunteering please contact Jane Ferguson Flout by
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PASTORAL STAFF
ST STEPHEN PARISH 2013-2014
Rev. Paul F. Warren
Pastor
ORGANIZATION/MINISTRY CONTACT PERSON
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Rev. Leonard J. Calegari
Rev. J. Michael Strange S.S.
Retired - In Residence
Rev. Mr. Gary West
Rev. Mr. Rory Desmond
Permanent Deacon
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Faith Formation Coordinator
Janelle O’Malley
Coordinator of Liturgy & Music
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School Principal
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Jim Cook
Parish Manager
Shay Ingelfinger
Event Center Coordinator
Christian Fernandez
Youth Minister
Jan Almeida
Bookkeeper
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Altar Society
Bridge Group
Caritas
Church Hospitality
Communion Ministers
Faith Formation
Fifty Plus Club
Finance Council
Grief Support
Lectors
Liturgy Committee
Marriage Preparation
Men’s Club
Music
Parish Council
RCIA
St. Stephen Book Club
St. Vincent de Paul
Ushers
Women’s Guild
Komarmy
Giovanna Hrvatin
Helen Perlite
Helen Perlite
Nellie Hizon
Veronica Wong
Janelle O’Malley
Veronica Wong
Helga D’Arcy
Laura Birsinger
Clergy
Janelle O’Malley
Janelle O’Malley
Clergy
Bill Chiang
Janelle O’Malley
Margie Curran
Veronica Wong
Veronica Wong
Julie O’Callaghan
Bob Anthony
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